The name of Lefkada island came from the name “White stone” or “White edges”,which was the ancient name of the southern cape of the island of today’s Lefkada, From the white and wild rocks of the cape,as the legend says, the poet Sappho ended her life because of unfulfilled love. Lefkada is world famous for its stunning beaches. Tropical waters and white sandy beaches extend on a coastline with a total length of 116 km. The western part of the island,mostly wild and pristine,is dominated by cliffs,dense pine forests and beautiful landscapes.
Among the most popular beaches on the west side are the awarded Porto Katsiki and Egremni, near the village Athani.To the North near the fishing village of Agios Nikitas are Pefkoulia, Milos and the most cosmopolitan beach of the island, Kathisma beach. Kathisma is one of the most beautiful, popular and vibrant beaches during the summer months, due to its easy access and amenities such as parking, restaurants, cafes and beach bars. A little closer to the town of Lefkada you can find the beach of Ai Ioannis, of total length 5km, a coveted destination for kitesurfers. Finally on the eastern side of the island visitors can find calm crystal clear beaches and white pebble beaches as well.Popular beaches of this side are Nikiana, Agiofylli and Vasiliki.